Posted on August 26, 2011 by
August 2011 has been an interesting month for People Working Cooperatively. For the first time, we were selected by The Home Depot Foundation to compete in a nationwide Facebook contest against three other nonprofits. PWC had a chance at winning a $25,000 gift card that we would use on critical home repairs and modifications for local homeowners.
The competition has been fierce and somewhat of a whirlwind for us. And while we’re hovering at 2,500 votes with the first place contender having surpassed 8,000, we are incredibly thankful for all our loyal fans and voters. PWC was honored to even be part of this competition, and it’s supporters of PWC who helped us get this far!
Thank you to all those who voted daily, who encouraged their family and friends to vote, and who helped spread the word about the great work that PWC does in the 20 counties we serve.
We appreciate your time and effort!
Posted on August 19, 2011 by staci
Good things have been happening at PWC this week. On Monday, 112 golfers hit the course for 7th Annual HealthCare Friends Golf Outing benefitting People Working Cooperatively. We are happy to announce that we raised $20,000 for our Modifications for Mobility program!
It was certainly a gorgeous afternoon and plenty of fun was had by all. Congratulations to the following winners:
Overall Winner- Trustaff
2nd place- Baker Concrete
Longest drive- Terri Wordie
Closest to the pin- Chris S. Bell
Longest putt- Kevin Trent
A special thank you goes to our Silver sponsors, Hospice of Southwest Ohio and Towers Watson, and the Heritage Golf Club in Mason for their excellent hospitality. We also owe many thanks to the volunteers and members of HealthCare Friends. They provided us with a wonderful opportunity to introduce PWC to new faces and raise much-needed dollars for disabled homeowners in
the Tri-State area. Be sure to check out our photos on Facebook!
The good news continued on Thursday evening when our CFO, Bill Brammer, won 2011 CFO of the Year in the small nonprofit category. This honor is given by the Business Courier annually. We are so proud of Bill’s hard work and his dedication to PWC. Read more about Bill Brammer. Congratulations Bill!
Posted on August 12, 2011 by
Our 2010 annual report will begin arriving in mailboxes across the Tri-State next week! In putting together the report, it became obvious that 2010 was a phenomenal year for PWC. We saw many successes and passed significant agency milestones.
-- PWC was recently awarded several grants that will allow us to help more people in the areas we serve from Dearborn County all the way to Hamilton, Ohio.
-- PWC entered the Xavier University "Launch-a-Business Competition" only to be announced as one of the eight winners in the inaugural X-LAB competition. PWC received free consulting services from Williams College of Business at XU to help launch a new social enterprise.
-- One of our very own, Stefan Olson, won a national award – the E-chievement Award. Stefan was featured on the national radio program eTown for his work in starting Prepare Affair.
-- The U.S. Department of Energy awarded People Working Cooperatively a $1.5 million grant for home weatherization work in Ohio. It is the first time PWC has received direct funding from the federal government – putting us amongst an elite group across the nation to receive such a grant.
We hope that you enjoy reading our successes from 2010 as much as we enjoyed putting the annual report together. Our 35th year in operation was certainly one to remember!
Posted on August 05, 2011 by kim
We have exciting news for the month of August. PWC has been selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot. We are competing against three other nonprofit organization from across the country. Voting has already begun and runs through August 31 at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
There is even greater potential if we win first place in August. The organization with the most votes this month will win the $25,000 prize, and be in the running for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program. The runner-up organizations from each month will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.
During the Aprons in Action Contest, which began in April 2011, 11 monthly winners will be selected. In March 2012, Facebook fans will have the chance to help one of those 11 winners win the $250,000 grand prize. The organization that receives the second and third most votes will receive $150,000 and $100,000 from The Home Depot, respectively.
You can help by voting every day for People Working Cooperatively and encouraging your friends and family to vote. Post a link to www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation in your Facebook status and/or send a tweet via Twitter. Every vote makes a difference!